The Year of Billy Miller Setting

Kevin Henkes
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Constant, Wisconsin

Constant, Wisconsin is the fictional town in which Billy Miller and his family live and work. Constant is a friendly, safe community, for oftentimes, Billy and Ned walk to school by themselves. It seems to be a rather artistic and culturally-observant community as well, for Mrs. Silver is heavily interested in China, while Papa is a found-object sculptor, and Mama teaches English. The town also appears to be somewhere near Lake Michigan, for there is often fog from the lake that impacts the town, and the town is close enough to, but far enough away from, Chicago, Illinois, to warrant an overnight trip for Mama and Papa.

Jolly Green Giant Statue

The Jolly Green Giant statue is located in Blue Earth, Minnesota, and is where Billy and his family stop to visit as they head back home from Mount Rushmore. It is at the statue’s lookout...

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